Saturday, December 27, 2008


I wonder what happened to selling watches on the sly?

Friday, December 12, 2008


Can they get any more rambunctious than this. (Extra points by the way for spelling rambunctious correctly)

Saturday, November 29, 2008


I can't believe it's been almost a month since I contributed to Illustration Friday. Perhaps the themes just didn't tweak my interest. These things happen. Which brings us to this week's theme - balloon. This is my interpretation of a birthday balloon gone bad.

Friday, October 31, 2008


Here's my take on this week's Illustration Friday topic. This is your proverbial artist's or writer's block.

Friday, October 24, 2008


That's gotta hurt. And like they always say, you need the right tool for the job. My latest Illustration Friday submission.

Friday, October 17, 2008


The sad thing is, she's two hours early for her flight and she's still late. My Illustration Friday take for this week.

Friday, October 10, 2008


An interesting topic this week for Illustration Friday. So who's pulling your strings?

Monday, October 6, 2008


I struggled a little with this week's Illustration Friday theme. To say struggle, usually means that something didn't immediately pop into my head and I had to do some thinking.

But when all else fails, draw a bear. Okay maybe not all else but a bear is always a good solution and nothing is more sugary than a handfull (or facefull )of honey.

Friday, September 26, 2008


Another Illustration Friday entry. I thought that packing is one of the worst parts of traveling, that and making sure your socks match. Poor girl looks a tad tired...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Other stuff

Up till now, I've pretty much used my blog to post my Illustration Friday topics. I think perhaps it might be time to branch out and post other stuff as well as muse a little. (I like that word muse)

The image I posted today is actually a request from one of my Toonaday subscribers. She's a teacher in Brazil and apparently she's been asked to teach a science lab where the students are more knowledgeable than her. My advice to her is to lock up all the chemicals and hide the matches.

It actually brings back memories of when I taught junior high and was occasionally given teaching assignments that I knew little about. Can you say "scrapbooking" boys and girls?

I've posted the final image as it will appear on Toonaday on Sep 28 as well as a scan of the original blue line and ink drawing so you can see the transition.

While I'm musing, many thanks to those of you who take the time to comment on my work. Unfortunately many of you have no contact information available so I can't email you to say thanks. Hopefully this will suffice.
Carpe toonem

Friday, September 19, 2008


So another Illustration Friday topic is here. And what, I ask you, can be more cliquey than a bunch of dogs getting together for an afternoon of sniffing and hanging around their favorite fire hydrant? Do they allow cats in their little group? I think not! And look, they have their own matching T-shirts. I understand there is also a secret handshake. Or is that pawshake?

Friday, September 12, 2008


You think he has problems now? Wait'll the tide comes in...

Friday, September 5, 2008


An interesting Illustration Friday topic this week. One thing I've learned over the years is that if I come home from work and my wife is in this predicament, never, ever ask what's for dinner...

Monday, September 1, 2008


This theme stymied for a while but after I had cogitated (don't get to use words like that too often) for a bit, I remembered the warning about old memories coming back to haunt you.

Friday, August 22, 2008


My contribution for this weeks Illustration Friday theme.
So what could be more routine than spraying on the old pit juice. (Yeah, I know mostly it's roll-ons nowadays, but sprays make for a better cartoon).

Friday, August 1, 2008


Like they say, smoking is hazardous to your health. My take on the Illustration Friday theme for this week.

Friday, July 4, 2008


Here's my take on the Illustration Friday theme of the week - 'sour'. I couldn't help but be reminded of all of the concoctions my kids made for me in the past that I had to grin and swallow. Sugar is alway a good thing to add to lemonade...

Friday, June 27, 2008


Ever have one of those bosses? Actually I think he may be bordering on maniacal. Go ahead. Ask him for a raise...

Monday, June 23, 2008


My Illustration Friday contribution of the week.
I believe I read somewhere that hoarding is a mental disability. Hoarders often collect things of little value except to them. Thus, who in their right mind would ever consider hoarding canned peas?
Canned beans maybe but peas never...

Friday, June 13, 2008


My immediate reaction to this week's Illustration Friday theme was to do some sort of character with perhaps boxing gloves or something to that effect. You can see I didn't dwell on that idea for too long - too obvious.
Then it occurred to me that so often we want the joke to finally get to the punchline. Skip the details and tell me the joke for heavens sake. As you can see, sometimes the story teller tends to ramble on and on and on and on...
Okay I'll quit now. Point made.
It also occurred to me that most of the work I do at is the result of requests so why not make the weekly Illustration Friday topic one of the daily toons, only add backgrounds and other elements? Ron you are so clever...

Saturday, June 7, 2008


And I thought elephants never forget. Obviously bits of string and sticky notes are not enough to do the trick. My Illustration Friday contribution for the week.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Oh Baby!

Baby is the topic of the week on Illustration Friday. Please don't misinterpret this image to think I dislike babies. I just find their tantrums to be funny at times. And yes the teddy bear is recovering and doing fine

Friday, May 23, 2008


The Illustration Friday theme for this week is "worry". Frankly I think some people just need to let go. Either that or don't leave the house...

Monday, May 19, 2008

Wide to the Max

This is my take on the latest Illustration Friday topic. You'll be happy to know that no actual chairs were injured in the making of this image.

Saturday, May 3, 2008


This was an illustration for a client that sells metal detectors. This version was actually revised to suit the client who wanted to show the entire spider. Personally I preferred this version since it left more to the imagination. That often happens where the client has another vision that differs from your own.

Friday, May 2, 2008

And sow it begins...

My first entry (and the first entry for my new blog) for the weekly theme at Illustration Friday. I call this "Power Seeding" for the real keeners out there.